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The most annoying features of Windows 11 and their solution

The advantages and new features that Windows 11 presents over its previous version are undoubtedly many. However, as it usually happens, there is a negative side and many others leave much to be desired. Consequently, here is a list with the most annoying features of Windows 11 and their solution. Certainly, there are many new things to rescue. Indeed, Windows 11 includes renewed design, secure, fast. For example, the new quick window wizard and a redesigned taskbar. But Microsoft has also gone backwards in several respects. Some new features make no sense and some are just plain frustrating. But don’t worry, we are here for you. The good thing is that there are plenty of third-party tools to fix the problems and hacks to get you back to the way things were. These are the 5 most annoying features of Windows 11 and how to fix them.

The right-click menu is not what it used to be.

Nothing had changed for more than 10 years, and rightly so. In fact, this menu showed a simple list of relevant actions. But Windows 11 has changed that. It now has a button panel at the top with no labels. In addition, you then display your usual actions underneath. A new button that says Show more actions opens the old context menu. Is this for real? Anyway, let’s see how to solve it.

In other words, we are going to recover the old menu that shows all actions together. Before we go any further, let me warn you that we are going to tinker with the Windows registry. Therefore, I recommend you to make a backup for security. Here I show you how to do it. Well, follow the following path: Start Menu>Registry Editor. Then enter the following address at the top: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\

Right-click on the empty area and select New>Key. Here, paste the following as the key value:{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}. Now, right-click on the key value we just created and select New>Key. Name the new key InprocServer32.

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Double-click on the (Default) key in the InprocServer32 folder to open it. Then close it without making any changes by clicking the OK button. This will add a blank value for the entry. Close the Registry Editor and restart your PC. It may seem a little difficult, but if you follow the instructions to the letter, there will be no problem. Besides, it is well worth the effort.

Recover the file explorer interface

The ribbon interface in Windows Explorer is a far cry from what it used to be. In fact, it now only shows a compact bar with a few icons. If you want to go back to having the old full-size Ribbon interface along with all the functions, you will need a registry hack. Open Start>Registry Editor and go to the following path:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\NSOFTWARE\NMicrosoft\NWindows\NCurrentVersion\NShell Extensions.

Right-click on the space, go to New>Key and name it Locked. Here, right-click and go to New>String Value and enter the following as the string value: {e2bf9676-5f8f-435c-97eb-11607a5bedf7}. Now double-click on the string file you just created and type <delete>in the Value data field. Click OK to save the changes. Now go to Task Manager and restart Windows Explorer, and the old ribbon interface will reappear.

The dark mode is not so dark.

Windows 11 includes a dark mode/theme. To activate it, you have to go to the Settings application. However, to be honest, this configuration leaves much to be desired. Especially in comparison to the same functionality in the case of Android and mac. So in this case, we will turn to a third-party application called Auto Dark Mode.

Once installed, go to the Time section and set the dark mode to a schedule. You can right-click on the application icon to instantly switch between light and dark mode. From the Switch modes section, you can also set a global keyboard shortcut to activate dark mode.

There are things in the taskbar that you never use

The redesigned Windows 11 taskbar has a very new look. However, there are also some things that are really useless. If you never plan to use Widgets, Virtual Desktops, Search or Microsoft Teams Chat, you can remove them completely.

To complete this, right-click on an empty part of the taskbar and go to Taskbar Settings. Here, in the taskbar items section, disable the icons you prefer not to see.

Cannot change the size of the taskbar

This has been one of the big complaints about Windows 11. In reality, this taskbar behaves in a way that is, let’s say, more rigid than in Windows 10. Indeed, it is impossible to change the size of the taskbar in Windows 11. This can certainly be frustrating. If it seems too big, you can modify it. It also allows you to use the extra space on your computer screen.

Well, there is a way to make the Windows 11 taskbar bigger or smaller: Go to Start>Registry Editor. Here, go to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\NSoftware\NMicrosoft\NWindows\NCurrentVersion\NExplorer\NAdvanced

Right-click on a space and select New>DWORD Value (32-bit). A new entry will be added at the bottom of the Advanced folder. Rename it to “TaskbarSi”. Double-click on the TaskbarSi file and, in the Value data field, change it to 0 if you want a smaller taskbar, and to 2 if you want a larger one (1 is the default option). Click OK. With a final reboot, everything will be fixed.

In this way we have seen, The most annoying features of Windows 11 and their solution. Of course, there is no point in pointing out what is wrong if we don’t also give you the solution. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks about Windows 11. See you later!

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